The Morph 219 is the latest vape kit from Smok, featuring a new Smok mod and what appears to be a new version of the TFV tank. Some people have been critical of Smok in the past, for continually releasing very similar mods and tanks that aren’t really much of an upgrade to what’s gone before. The Morph Kit thankfully does appear to offer something genuinely different from the older Alien Kit and I’m very curious to see if this really is the case. The Morph Kit comes in a wide range of bold shiny colours but the one I have is a cool looking satin black with red trim.
Opening up the new look Smok box, we have the Morph 219 mod itself, paired with a TVF Mini V2 tank. There’s the usual bag of spares and a charging/firmware updating cable, along with a instruction manual. There’s 2 coils included, a Mini V2 S1 single mesh coil installed in the tank and a spare Mini V2 S2 quad coil. Both coils are 0.15 ohms and the interesting thing here is that the ‘S’ in their names means they were originally designed to be used with stick type fixed wattage battery devices.
The Morph 219 mod is constructed from lightweight zinc alloy, even after putting two 18650 batteries inside it’s still light enough to carry in your pocket easily. Battery access is via a locking hinged door on the bottom of the mod. The large, almost 2 inch, touch screen display shows all the important information in a clear and attractive way. Maximum power, as the name suggests, is 219 watts which is more than enough for the supplied tank and possibly more than you will ever need. It has temperature control modes for stainless steel, nickel and titanium coils with a wide range from 100 to 315 degrees Celsius. Finally there’s all the safety features you’d expect including short circuit, over-heat and over-discharge protection. It does look a lot like the Smok Alien at first but the similarity is only skin deep.
The TVF Mini V2 tank has Smok’s familiar swivel top filling system. It’s simple, quick and easy to refill, something you will be thankful for as it’s a TPD compliant 2ml capacity tank. I actually really like this tank, it’s compact and it helps making the whole kit into something that’s not too bulky. It’s well made and the finish and machining is spot on too. It matches the mod well giving a sense that they were made for each other. The choice of the ‘S’ coils is interesting and I personally think they are an inspired choice to include in this kit.
Both the S1 and S2 coils are more than happy down around the 40-50w level, and because they were designed for fixed power stick batteries they are a lot more friendly on your battery life. By using a lower power level they will also typically last much longer than coils run at 80+ watts. The good news is that both coils have excellent vapour production and flavour that’s a lot better than some Smok tanks I’ve used before. I’ve had no leaking from the TVF Mini V2 which is always a big plus for me. The airflow adjustment is silky smooth and I enjoyed it closed down a little for a slightly restricted draw. Overall it’s a really good little tank that will suit many DTL vapers.
There is a new IQ-S chipset in the Morph and it has the most user friendly interface I’ve ever used on a Smok mod. It’s very easy to navigate and the large touch screen works a treat. 5 clicks on and you are presented with a sharp colour screen that displays everything in an attractive and clear way. There’s options to change the colour of the display too if you like. The fire bar is great and overall it’s a very comfortable mod to use and hold. It’s without a doubt the best new Smok mod for a long time. In some ways it’s familiar, like an old friend, but it’s been improved so much in every way. The touch screen is brilliant and very responsive, it’s a joy to use.
I was a surprised by how good this kit is and I honestly didn’t expect to like it as much as I did. Smok have really put some thought into how everything functions and made the device very user friendly. The lower powered coils not only deliver on both flavour and vapour production they are also less hard on your batteries and I was getting hours longer in the day than I would on a typical DTL sub-ohm kit. It’s a very practical kit that would make an excellent main device for anyone.